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Doug Uphoff

Doug Uphoff farms between Shelbyville and Findlay, raising corn and soybeans.


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Post-spraying of beans, mowing of grass waterways and roadsides for hay, and grain hauling was on the agenda last week. Cleaning up spring equipment and getting ready to address fall equipment maintenance that hasn’t been done yet. I sure hope we can get this trade war taken care of because it’s costing us just as much as anything right now. Be safe out there. Please leave your trash in the car and don’t litter the roadsides with it.


We received anywhere from 1.0 to .35 of an inch of rain Thursday. Our biggest rain for the month was 1.75. At my house, we had 5.35 inches for the month. May 30 I had .5 of an inch of rain at the farm where dad used to live and a trace at my house. I know there are some in the county that had received only a half-inch for the month. There was quite a bit of urea and sidedress N put on last week. We had all our corn sprayed for the second and final time. Corn is V3 to V5 for the most part. Beans are starting to look better. We replanted a few more last week. Please check on the elderly during this hot weather. We lost a dear friend, Walter Ramsey, this week and are not sure what happened. Rest in peace, Walter. Please be kind and respectful to those around you. The world needs more of that!


We’ve had 4.87 inches rain in May so far, and they’ve all come quickly. One rain we had dropped almost 2 inches in an hour or less. We had good luck getting the corn up last month, but beans have been struggling in some fields with the downpours of rain we’ve had. Corn is yellow in the saturated soils from too much rain and lack of oxygen. The few ponds in corn that were replanted have rotted from being too wet. Beans have struggled more this year on lighter soils and timber soils. Anywhere the sprayers have run on the timber ground, we have no beans at all. Some post-spraying and sidedressing of anhydrous and 28 percent going on. Glad we’ve had the rain and I’d be glad to share with those who are really needing one. Have a safe week and BIG THANKS to the veterans and the ones who serve our great country.